Heriot Watt University

Anthropological Journal of European Cultures

From 2014 until the end of 2018, the IRC hosted the editorial office of the Anthropological Journal of European Cultures (AJEC), published by Berghahn (New York & Oxford). AJEC serves as an important forum for ethnographic research in and on Europe, which in this context is not defined narrowly as a geopolitical entity but rather as a meaningful cultural construction in people's lives, which both legitimates political power and calls forth practices of resistance and subversion. By presenting both new field studies and theoretical reflections on the history and politics of studying culture in Europe anthropologically, AJEC encompasses different academic traditions of engaging with its subject, from social and cultural anthropology to European ethnology and empirische Kulturwissenschaften.

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